Two of the SEC's teams ranked within the Top 25 competed in Florida on Saturday in an important early season battle. The game featured a slow first three quarters and then a ferocious finale. That included a 20-17 scoring pace by the home team and a huge pass down the field for a touchdown to win the game. Here's the latest Tennessee vs. Florida recap including top performers, game stats, standings update, and what's next for each of these college football squads.

NCAA game recap

The first half was lackluster between the tennessee Volunteers and Florida Gators.

The home team scored first with a field goal in the first quarter and had another in the second quarter. Tennessee scored their first points of the game in the second, a field goal, but missed on another attempt. It was 6-3 at the half.

After a scoreless third quarter, both teams woke up. Early in the fourth, CJ Henderson picked off a pass for a 16-yard interception return for the TD. Tennessee's John Kelly scored a touchdown for the Vols on the ground and then Brandon Powell received a five-yard TD pass from Feleipe Franks. Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady threw a 28-yard pass to Ethan Wolf for another. After an Aaron Medley 27-yard field goal with under a minute to go, the game was tied 20-20.

The Florida Gators came up with a big last second play to win today's game. Quarterback Feleipe Franks threw the Hail Mary Pass down the field and after going 63 yards it found Trie Cleveland in the end zone. That gave the Gators the 26-20 win as the time had expired.

Franks would finish the game with 212 yards and two touchdown passes on 18-of-28 completions.

Tyrie Cleveland led all receivers with 93 yards on five catches including the final play. Brandon Powell had Florida's other receiving touchdown. Malik Davis led the way for the rushing with 94 yards on four carries.

For the Volunteers, Dormady finished with a 21-for-39 passing day for 259 yards and a touchdown but also had three interceptions.

John Kelly ran for 141 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and also led in receiving with six catches for 96 yards.

Standings and what's next

The Florida Gators even their record at 1-1 for the season with today's win. They'll look to get to 2-1 in next week's game which takes place at Commonwealth Stadium against Kentucky. Game time is to be determined as of this report.

With today's loss, the Tennessee Volunteers slide to 2-1 for their early season record. This loss could see them slide from the college football Top 25 as well. Next up, the Volunteers will host the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, September 23rd at Neyland Stadium. Game time is scheduled for 12 p.m. Eastern Time.